Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has expressed sadness over the death of Nigeria’s Literary Icon, Captain Elechi Amadi.
This was made public on Wednesday in a statement by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu.
In a condolence message to the family, the people of Rivers State and the entire country, Governor Wike described late Amadi’s passage as a loss to the country.
He said that the contributions of the Literary Icon to the development of the nation were legendary.
The Governor added that his literary works promoted Rivers State, the Niger Delta region and the country, hence he would be celebrated by Rivers State and all lovers of literature across the country.
He said that Captain Amadi was a consummate patriot, a great literary icon, a soldier’s soldier and development enthusiast.
Governor Wike prayed God to grant his immediate family the strength to bear the irreparable loss, stating that his achievements in different areas of national life would always be remembered.
Captain Amadi, aged 82, was born on May 12 in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, south-south Nigeria.
‘The Concubine’ writer was an author of plays and novels that were generally about African village life, customs, beliefs and religious practices before the Western world.